The Weather in Ndebele

Salibonani bangane. Thanks to all those who write in every week to

If you are just starting your journey to learn and have fun with isiNdebele, please look at the first posts at the bottom of this page (scroll down) and work your way up to this, the newest post.

Lamhlanje, let us give a reminder of the basic weather in isiNdebele:

Kuyaqanda - it is cold
Kuyatshisa - it is hot (can also be used for objects, like isinkwa kasitshisi - the bread is not hot)
Ilanga liyatshisa - a more specific way to say it is hot (the sun is hot)
Izulu liyana* - it is raining
Ngiyagodola - I am cold (my body)

*this may be confusing because the Zulu are also a people, speaking isiZulu. In isiNdebele though, izulu means rain.

Kulungile, we have uploaded a few new lessons, so if you would like to learn isiNdebele more formally, continue here in the Lessons tab:


Have fun bakithi, we look forward to hearing from you.


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